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Strange Pepper


Strange Pepper
Originally uploaded by Lorika13.

This is a Thai Dragon Pepper that has been living on my kitchen window sill since it broke off last summer and I re-rooted it in this pot. It has had several blooming and friuting cycles as well. I have been pollinating it myself. In the summer it bloomed and fruited pretty much with the rest outside, but during the fall and winter it seems to be confused and blooms every 2 months or so.

Sure wish I'd been keeping track of the cycles. It's been way more than what you'd expect. Actually, I wouldn't expect any flowering or anything from a hot pepper in a winter window.

March 3, 2007 in Peppers | Permalink

Comments

That is awesome! How did you get it to re-root? Has it grown much or will it stay miniature? I'm very curious because it would be a project I'd definitely be interested in pursuing.

Posted by: Saya at Mar 9, 2007 7:41:00 AM

Peppers will re-root like tomatoes, just not all along the stem like tomatoes. Peppers will only root at the bottom part of the stem - at least in my experience.

I think in this case, the container limited the pepper from becoming full size, and even the peppers it has produced, at least the winter ones, have been about 1/5 the size of a regular one.

The plant is about 6 inches tall including container and a regular plant in the ground is about 2 feet tall or so.

I'm going to try and keep it going right on through. I think I'll plant it in a bigger container though. Only problem with that is, it won't fit on my windowsill next winter!

Posted by: Lorika at Mar 12, 2007 10:00:25 AM

How cool. It's like a pepper topiary.

Posted by: mrbrownthumb at Apr 6, 2007 12:53:30 PM

I was thinking a similar thing as Mr. Brownthumb - it's like a wee bonsai pepper.

I'm enjoying checking out your site!

Posted by: Tracy27 at Apr 6, 2007 10:25:36 PM

Thanks for stopping by Mr. Brown Thumb and Tracy27! I agree with you guys, it's like a bonsai pepper topiary! Hmmm, I wonder if that can be taken even further...

Now if only I could bonsai tomatoes...

Posted by: Lorika at Apr 9, 2007 9:16:12 PM